Persimmon Spritz Mocktail

Persimmon Spritz Mocktail

Persimmon Spritz Mocktail is a refreshing drink with flavours of persimmon and ginger. The base for this recipe is made with pureed persimmon, so it is quite thick and adds a little texture to the drink.

Persimmons are the national fruit of Japan and are a good source of potassium, phosphorous, and vitamin C.  Persimmons taste sweet, mild, and rich with some ‘honey like’ flavour. Its texture is similar to that of an apricot and its skin is a bit tougher than an apple.  If you haven’t tried persimmons in your drinks yet, you’re in for a real treat.

These vibrant orange fruits are a fall favourite, but they are great in mocktails/cocktails any time of the year. Persimmons bring a unique sweetness and a touch of earthiness to any drink. They are perfect for when you want to mix up something a little different and totally delicious.

Other drinks you might like to try are Summer Rose Drink, Watermelon Mint Cooler, Jamun Shots, Aam Panna, The Classic Mojito, Masala Nimbu Pani/ Masala Lime Water and Aam Panna Jaggery Cocktail.

Ingredients

1 persimmon (sliced)
½ inch ginger piece
Juice of 1 lemon
½ cup water
1 tablespoon maple syrup
250 ml soda/lemonade
Ice cubes for serving

For Garnishing
3-4 lemon slices
sprigs of mint

Directions

Step-1

Puree the persimmon pieces and ginger with lemon juice and water. Add the maple syrup and stir to mix it.

Strain the puree.

Step-2

To serve- add a few ice cubes in a glass and pour half of the permission puree. Top it with chilled soda.

Give a quick stir and garnish with lemon and mint.

Enjoy Chilled!

Tips & Variations

  1. You can add castor sugar, honey or brown sugar in the place of maple syrup to balance the flavours.
  2. You can prepare the puree and store it in the fridge for more than a week and in the freezer for more than a month.